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Religion and Conservation Biology

The SCB Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group (RCBWG) unites academics, practitioners, and other professionals from around the world. It was established in 2007 by Tom Baugh with aims to strengthen the collaboration between faith traditions and conservation, and promote awareness of the importance of this collaboration within SCB and the conservation community, based on empirical evidence.

Contact Information Form

Welcome to our site! Please fill out the brief Contact Information Form to receive an invitation to join the RCB public listerv and learn more about what we do.

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Follow RCBWG's Twitter account for current news, publications, and more!

Check out the SCB Guidelines for Interacting with Faith-Based Leaders and Communities.

Call for Nominations

The Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group board is a friendly and dynamic group of individuals at various stages in their careers, from early career to seasoned professionals. Our executive board members have served extended second terms due to the pandemic and we are grateful for their years of service. With their departure we are looking for enthusiastic new members to join us.

Nominations are open for members-at-large and for the four executive positions on the Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group Board: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, to serve a two-year term from April 2022. 

Please feel free to reach out to any of our current board members with questions!

Deadline: 25 March 2022
Nominate here.


To join the Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group you must be an active member of the Society for Conservation Biology. If you are an SCB member, simply log into your member profile webpage and follow the “My Society Involvement” link on the right-hand-side of the page to add the RCBWG to your groups.

If you would like to formally join the Working Group and you are not a member, you can start here

Non-members can still view and join the discussions on the RCBWG public listserv and follow our Twitter account.

For any further questions, and if you would like to become more closely involved, do not hesitate to contact us.